I guess I shouldnt call her a baby anymore as she just turned three, but I can’t help it! I still see remnants of her baby fat and chubby cheeks and yet she’s old enough to ask for a Belle-themed birthday party! It’s bittersweet for sure.
I figured since this was her first real birthday party, we could have some of her close friends over and have a small, intimate party. The challenge with daycare and commuting is that my schedule never overlaps other parents so while my daughter talks about her friends, I never have occasion to have my path cross with any of her friends parents. Birthday parties are really a good way to remedy that.
I don’t know where my daughter got an idea for a Belle birthday party, but she wanted it. I’m not a big fan of character parties so I was trying to think of the best way to accomplish this theme without having Disney paraphernalia everywhere. I settled on a subtle Belle theme using yellow, gold and white with cupcakes alluding to the movie.
I found this cute cupcake idea on pinterst. Unfortunately, the Wilton roses that were recommended for this cupcake had reviews that all agreed they tasted terrible. I was talking to my mom on the phone about this one day and she decided she wanted to make icing roses for the cupcakes and FedEx then to me! Amazing! I made a simple lemon cupcake recipe with a the buttercream frosting I have blogged about before.
For decorations, I stuck to a simple color scheme of white and gold throughout. I think it turned out very nice and the kids had a great time! In my next post I’ll talk about the craft all the kiddies got to make. Until then, a very happy birthday to my littlest munchkin!